Looking to upgrade to a smoother ride and easier steering George delivered this on Friday.
First thing MY WIFE noticed was the right rear door seemed like it was going to fall off. most of the screws holding the inner and outer shells together were missing. I will steal screws from the other doors to help hold it together while I figure out what screws I can get to fit it.
Today I noticed the Magic Magnet film canister was ziptied to the right shock tower AND the rubber brake line causing the brake line to pull into the shock(rubbing). I immediately cut off the zipties and ziptied it to the rounded frame right below the T4 controller along with the connectors. No now there’s not rubbing nor motor sense wires/connectors bouncing around.
The rear seat bottom as off and in trying to put it in I found it would not go in because the rear seat back was not attached. I inserted the upper clips into the frame holes and I will find some screws to attach the bottom to mounts.
Third brake light needs help or at least some form of cover.
A rear fender bolt is missing on driver side lower fender mount.
The rubber at the back of the roof window is missing so I will need to find a replacement, clean and attach.
Cracked driver side inside door shell.
The two front cover bolts and hinges are wobbly so the cover sags when the latch is released and has to be lifted back up to relatch. Wondering if fender washers or something else is used to attach the cover to the inside hinge bracket. ??
The rubber at the bottom of the windshield was falling off about 12" in on the left and right side. Will have to clean that and reapply some adhesive.
The 2 side mirrors were not attached and were located in the trunkback.
After overnight charging the batteries measured 12.7V across the 4 I could easily get to under the rear seat. The battery types look like Dekka gel saying G31-550 gray with the handle and sealed cells. See pic.
I’ve ordered a new truckback 17" x 40lbs strut:
I’ve ordered a new 18" windshield wiper:
For some reason the Trunkback upper rubber mounts were about 1" away from the body yet the upper latch seemed in place. Something is not right there as from experience with the 2002 those bumpers should be resting on the body.
Wheels and tires look new along with the wheel spacers at all for wheels.
The are Continental 165/65 R15 tires.
From what I’m told, the motor was reworked as the vehicle has over 18,000 miles on it. The front shocks look recent with shiny upper metal eyelets and what looks like a lower spring tension adjustment screw. Rear shocks are OEM and likely original.
I did a quick bounce test and steering back/forth test and did not see any front end looseness.
Registration is from Oct 2021 so I’ve not taken it on the street to drive it yet.